Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, Nagasaki

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Reflect on the horrors of war at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, a monument constructed as a place to remember and pray for those killed in the atomic bombings of 1945. Take in the stark, symbolic architecture of the hall, designed by Akira Kuryu and built from 2000 to 2002. Walk through the 12 pillars of light, symbolic of the hope for peace, and visit the lower and upper levels to view sobering photos, memoirs, and personal accounts regarding the appalling event. After dark, fiber optic lights shine on a body of water, commemorating those who perished. Put Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Nagasaki vacation route planner.
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  • Is next to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, seems not quite to tours from overseas, here was quiet. Admission is free, and realize peace in the quiet location. Going down the stairs, lift was installed.
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  • This is more to honor and remember, than seeing the sight but the building is also spectacular. The roof is covered in water with a break in between which leads you down to the memorial hall. The wate...  more »
  • Accommodation facilities that the Prime Minister has visited each year, will be very respectable and solemn feelings. History of the atomic bomb and damaged Hiroshima could experience further.
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  • Very beautiful memorial, it's tasteful and fitting. The entrance is opposite the big red/brown art museum, it's a little hidden behind a hedge, but it's well worth visiting.
  • Words failed me when I visited this place. The cruelty of man to man was too horrendous to even contemplate. If we are to save our Earth, and our civilization, every one of us must think deeply about those savage actions, and we must all work extremely hard to create a more civilized and sane World, including in our own small communities.
  • Very sad place, but good to remember us of the horrors of war. Hope there were more pictures... A must see when you come to Nagasaki. They have free WiFi which is useful to plan your next steps in the city.
  • A well designed hall to commemorate the victims and their families in the nuclear attack of Nagasaki.
  • This one is impressive. Not huge, but big enough. Very calm atmosphere inside, makes you think about war and bombings. If you want to visit an atomic bomb related place in Nagasaki, choose this one. Good for praying and feeling the weight of history.